> I think you've missed an earlier part of the discussion. CQL
> already has nice, general syntax for the general proximity
> searching. What we're talking about here is whether a
> specific case of proxmity ("same element" searching) is best
> expressed using proximity with a specific set of parameters,
> and if so whether it merits an alias such as "with"
> or "where". For this, "near" would be totally inappropriate.
Although I think we established that the actual use case is not same
element searching but same parent element searching, so perhaps the
query should be
marc.500:1 any "1 3 5" prox/unit=parent/distance=0 marc.500$a any "bah"